Munsell Color System + Free Printout

This week I have been researching about how to improve the Values and Color in my drawings. This reminded me that a couple of years ago while I was studying Color Theory I found this cool chart that displayed the Color Wheel in a 3D way and it was called the Munsell Tree so I went back online and I looked for that image. I found a couple of them but in the end I chose the one that best helped me understand the concept, which I found in the encyclopedia Britannica:

My favorite image was the one on the right but it was the smallest in resolution and because I wanted to print it I made a new version in Illustrator. I’ll share it with you in case you want to print it too, just click on the image below and it will open a bigger version which you can download:

I hope is as useful for you as it is for me.
Paola

Mapping to understand Figure Drawing

I have been learning about Figure Drawing because I would love to learn how to draw bodies and Mapping is one of the techniques that has been the most helpful to understand how to place something on a white page.

Mapping is just selecting points as in image 1, connecting them and create a map on a white page as shown in the images below. I would recommend you just to repeat and practice and you will understand little by little more about mapping.

The materials I’ll recommend you to use are old magazines with full body poses that have more movement and Posca PC-1M or PC-1MC bullet shaped 0.7 mm.

The mapping that I created during different days was this:

Image 1

Image 2

                         Image 3                                         Image 4                                         Image 5

I hope this is helpful for your drawing path. Let me know if you have questions.

Love,
Paola

Test of all colors of Copic Multiliners 0.5, 0.3 and 0.05 on a Leuchtturm1917 Sketchbook

Image1. Copic Multiliners 0.5, 0.3 and 0.05

Hi!

I just wanted to share this test of different Copic Multiliners because I couldn’t find anywhere 🙂 also if you are Copic lover maybe you need this blank color wheel for Sketch, Ciao and Classic Copic Markers that I recently created.

In the image below you’ll fin all awesome features that you will find in my wheel.

Image 2. Blank Copic Color Wheel Features


I’m selling it on my Etsy store where you’ll find more information about it. They’re also available in US letter and A4 paper size.


Link to US Letter Size (or click on the image below): https://etsy.me/2W3ICyi

Link to A4 Size (or click on the image below)https://etsy.me/2ZbpAbd

Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to tag me on instagram (@couragepassion) when you’re using you color wheel! 
Warm hugs,
Paola

Copic Markers tested on different types of papers and sketchbooks plus color wheel

Image 1. Copic on different papers

Hi grrrls and guys and everyone in between!

I decided to share some test I did on different types of papers and sketchbooks with Copic Markers (Sketch Series) in this way maybe you’ll find the type of paper that adapts the best to your style and technique.

I used these alcohol based markers:
Sketch Copic Marker
  • 0 Blender
  • BV000
  • B00
Blick Studio Brush Markers
  • 065
  • 018
Legend for Image 1 (above) :
L = Layer (example 4L = 4 layers)
0 = I added number Blender (#0 in copic naming) the mix with colors and see the results

Image 2. Sketchbooks

My favorite is the Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook (pros: smooth, it’s a sketchbook so easy to take everywhere, no grainy, white paper, good for layeeing; cons: bleeding) and Midori Paper Sketchbook (pros: smooth good with up to 2 layers, it’s a sketchbook, no grainy,. cons: yellow pages, thin pages) This two work the best for my techniques or style. I’m an illustrator who loves blending. What about yours?

Other paper that I have seen very recommended but I haven’t tried are: Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb/216 GSM, Solar White, 97 Bright y Copic Marker XPBC 8-1/2-Inch by 11-Inch Express Blending Card


Last but not least, I created a blank color wheel for all Copic Markers, maybe you’ll need it and find useful. This is what you’ll find in the wheel:

Image 3. Blank Copic Color Wheel Features

I’m selling it on my Etsy store in case someone is interested! It’s available in US letter paper size and A4.

Link to US Letter Size (or click on the image below): https://etsy.me/2W3ICyi

Link to A4 Size (or click on the image below)https://etsy.me/2ZbpAbd

Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to tag me on instagram (@couragepassion) when you’re using you color wheel! 
Warm hugs,
Paola